The latest book in Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library series is out, as is the second book in Neal Shusterman’s Scythe series. I had only mentioned Cogman’s book in a thread it seems. If you haven’t picked up the series, I recommend it. Cogman has the gift of good storytelling, and there’s nothing quite like the satisfaction that comes with good storytelling. The books are fast paced with intriguing characters, the principals being Irene, a librarian, her assistant Kai, a dragon, and Vale, a version of Sherlock Holmes on one of the alternate worlds. There is a nebulous, overarching villain of course, and plenty of minor villains to keep everyone busy trying to stay out of trouble. The Lost Plot is the fourth book, the first one is called The Invisible Library.


  1. Athaic says

    When you wrote about Terminal Alliance, I followed your advice and didn’t regret it.
    Now, a series of books where a Library (capital L) is a central location? As I’m a a fan of L-space (PTerry) and Bookhunters (Shiga), that sounds right up my interests. I’ll give it a try right away.
    Thanks for the tips.

  2. says

    :D My fave library books are also from Jim C. Hines (Terminal Alliance). His Magic ex libris series is fabulous, so much fun! In those books, porters are a special type of librarian, who can actually pull objects out of books. They are wonderful, imaginative books, with a great characters including Juan Ponce de Leon and Johannes Gutenberg.

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